Could ebanks turn into pippen
I juSt rewatched lakers vs Denver and was thinking can this kid become something like pippen. For now I like ariza but he seems better then ariza was at the same stage. He's 6'9. Nice midrange and deep range which has room for improvement. Good defense with the tools to be one of the best at his position at it. Of course it's a ling &$#%#&@! because how often does a player end up as good as a top 50 all time player. Pippen was that good when he first came into the NBA but he worked hard and ggot better. This kid has the tools so the question is does he have the drive and work ethic. Chances are higher that he won't be pippen them he will but it's something I just thought about. Plus the fact that Phil coached pippen most of his career
Yea but how long is Phil gonna be there to coach him??
I usually don't do this but DAMN it feels good to use your own words against you...."It's just Summer League." LOL.
dont wanna sound mean, but r u crazy??? ebanks isnt ever going to be near pippen.
Which is why I said chances are slim. And that it's not a sure thing like sum
on here swear a guy is gonna be a allstar and will start from day one. Another reason I brought it up is because of how many people said how great his potential could be when he was projected top 5.
See the deference in saying I wonder if this guy can be this and saying lance will start and be like Evans or a Randolph will be a allstar one day. Big difference
Not saying he will ever be pippen but explain Why he can never be pippen since pippen wasn't nothing to write home about when he first came into the NBA
OHH... srry bout that, didnt read the whole thing like a dumbass lol,
Yea it's obvious you weren't the only one who didn't. Lol. Not once did I say he will or that there was a good chance that he will.
i remeber lookin at a mock from last yr when ebanks was a freshmen, and this site projected as a top7 pick, so his talent is there.... he reminds a lot of rudy gay if he were to maximize his talent
Mmmm. I never thought about Rudy gay. I wonder. Only time will tell. In the mean time I'd be happy wit a lil production from him off the bench. That's realistic unlike. Saying he's gonna start and all star this star that
Pippen? Never. I see his potential as Trevor Ariza. His range has been very impressive. I hated on this guy a lot, but from what I've seen he clearly has made strides with his jumper and his basketball IQ looks good. Handles are a little shaky and I always thought people overrated him defensively, but the potential is there. Lakers got a steal with him Caracter.
Slow Down now...Let's see something in the regular season against actual NBA players first.
I do think Ebanks could become a good player in the NBA but Scottie Pippen? I don't think so. Only time will tell.
Its Just Summer League, So Wait,
But i Do Believe He Could Be good.
I mean, nobody expected pippen to be great,nobody expected kobe to be who he is now.
He Definately Has Potential. But Remember, This is just Summer league
We have to wait a few more years before we make quick decisions
(Even though Devin Ebanks is my favorite player this draft)
What did you mean noone expected Pippen to be good?
He was a top 5-8 pick in a draft.
Ok us anyone even reading it or just skimming through it? Just curious. Because alot of people are responding like I said he will be pippen. I'm guessing most who are answering are too young to remember when pippen got to the leauge and was a non factor with no jumper ok handles. I also noticed if you're drafted top 1 or 2 you can compare the player to stars. If not you can't even mention them in the same sentence. Like I said chances are slim he becomes as good as pippen but I remember pippen before he worked his self into a star and no one thought he would become what he did. It's also well known I wasn't high on ebanks either but after watching him I like his natural abilities and it makes me wonder how good he can become if he is a hard worker with a good work ethic
Show me one time where I said Anthony Randolph would be an All-Star. Pleeeeeaase show me where I said that.
Did I say noone said he would be good or be that good?
Ate you the only person who said anything about Randolph? You realize there are many other people on here talking about him right? If not them now u know
My question would be this
If Devin Ebanks played for another team would you think the same thing. I think your hoping he becomes a Pippen because he plays for your Lakers. If he played for like Dallas or San Antonio or even Charlotte, you would still have your question marks about him as a player but since he plays for the Lakers, you slightly ignore the weaknesses in Ebanks' game.
That's just my opinion.
Google the kid. Many on here said he will be a star and great player. And you said in 2011 he will be very very good. So this is the supossed year.
After watching him
play? Yep. Just like I think Austin daye has the potential to be very good. Everyone knows I go by what someone does not who they play for. When we drafted him I said he might get some time because of his defense because what he's shown now I didn't see at wv. And it's not just his stats it's how he does it within the offense and how well he plays even while have alot of room to grow. It's the lil things that make me wonder about this guy. And players that have potential and work hard on defense usually shows that they are hard workers because it takes hard work to be a good defender
Ho is saying he might play 10-15 min a game ignoring his weakness? If I did that I'd be saying he will start from day one and do this or that. Please read everything I said and not just bits of it before responding
To say can he turn into Pippen, I would have to say yes. Is it likely that he will turn into Pippen? I would have to say, it is highly unlikely that he will turn into Pippen (very unlikely). You are talking about one of the 50 greatest players to ever play the game. I am not sold on this draft having anybody that has that type of potential. I think that you would have to ask me this question after the guy has made 5 or 6 all nba 1st teams.
You just repeated what I said about can he and how unlikely it is
You answered your own question. Read the end on my comment: I think that you would have to ask me this question after the guy has made 5 or 6 all nba 1st teams.
NO more earlier then saying h barnes can be Kobe or other comparisions
ebanks could be a very good player but he doesnt have the handles or playmaking ability of scottie pippen pippen was a great passer ebanks is a good defender but scottie is one of the best defenders in nba history.
Luke I said before pippen didn't always have that jumper or handles or great passing ability. He worked on it and got better. Pippen didn't come into the MBA and was automatically a great defender,passer shooter etc
LOL at your first post. I do sense a little hypocritism. During the Orlando summer league with Lance Stephenson, Stanford Hoops was quick to kill the excitment saying, "It's just summer league" lol.
I like what Ebanks is doing though. Looks like a steal.
the difference is people were saying lance woud be this and would. i never said ebanks will be pippen or will start...i asked could he eventually be... big difference. another case of people not actually reading what i said
"I juSt rewatched lakers vs Denver and was thinking can this kid become something like pippen"
"This kid has the tools so the question is does he have the drive and work ethic. Chances are higher that he won't be pippen them he will but it's something I just thought about."
im still baffled how some can misread that into thinking im saying he will be or chances are good that he will be..lol...foolish people
He has the tools, but so does a hundred other guys. It takes hard work and good fortune to become one of the 50 greatest players of all time. Only time will tell. But how can you ask a question and then call someone foolish for giving you an answer? In that situation, I would say the only foolish one, is the person asking the question.
thats youre opinion but if thats the case wouldnt that make the person answering the question even more foolish
and noa couple of hundred guys dont also have the tools...i guys ryan hollins has the tools as well huh?..derrick caracter?
dont know about pippen or not, but kid looks damn good. I know you cant put too much into summer league, but he is outplaying most lottery picks right now. Great stride allows him to get around the court well on both ends. He is finishing with great finesse moves around the basket showing tear drops and finger rools. His 3 stroke looks good. Im very excited about this.
To me he seems like a clone of Arizia or maybe Tayshawn Prince but I see him stepping in and filling the same role that Arizia did on the 2009 Lakers championship team. He'll get playing time from day 1
i wonder if luke waltons back is better?..if it is then he prob wont play much more then a couple min a game since when luke is health he does pretty well. its nice to have these two for the future and possible immediate future. at least our bench is better now
if he can step in and fill that ariza role ill be very very happy. hell if he can duplicate brown while being taller ill be happy